Overview

Dr. Susan Langmore developed the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) procedure in 1988.  Since then, FEES has become an internationally recognized gold standard for dysphagia evaluation and management.  The Langmore FEES Course is designed by Dr. Langmore with information that is unbiased, objectively supported by clinical research, and informed by over 30 years of diverse clinical experience.  The Langmore FEES Course strives to be the "gold standard" training program that allows clinicians to feel confident that they received the very best training available.

 The Langmore Foundation FEES Course is a 2-day basic course taught by Dr. Susan Langmore and/or by her speech pathology faculty at Boston University Medical Campus.  When possible, guest speakers from Boston Children's Hospital provide an extra pediatric lecture.  Participants are mainly SLPs with a range of FEES experience - from no experience to those who are currently using FEES.

 The first day of the course entails approximately 8 hours of lecture and covers the basics of FEES: the anatomy and physiology of swallowing seen endoscopically vs. fluoroscopically, FEES protocols, scoring examinations, and using endoscopy as a treatment tool.  The second day is divided into hands-on training in the morning, followed by an additional 4 hours of lecture that includes case studies and scoring practice, administrative considerations in setting up a FEES program, risks and safety, and billing.  Numerous videos are shown during the 12 hours of lecture so that the participants can view firsthand what is being discussed in lecture.

 An extremely valuable part of the course is the 4 hours of hands-on training where the participants will have practice passing the endoscope under the direct mentorship of experienced speech pathologists.  A range of FEES systems allows participants to test various types of equipment.  The typical participant will have 5-8 mentored passes of the laryngoscope so that the initial level of comfort and skill can be attained.  The hands on experience occurs in rotating small groups where technique and expert coaching are prioritized over rapid insertion and removal of the endoscope.

 The registration cost is $600 per person, and discounts are available if multiple people from the same institution attend a given course ($550 each for 2 participants; $500 each for 3+ participants).  This program is offered at 1.50 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate Level, Professional Area), and a certificate of completion is provided to participants who compete all parts of the 2-day course.

 For questions, please contact the Langmore FEES Course Team at FEES@bu.edu or at 617-414-1756.

Speakers

Edel McNally, MS, CCC-SLP

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Susan Langmore, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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Accreditation

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This program is offered for 1.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area). 

Acknowledgement

We want to thank the Olympus Corporation of the Americas grants committee for lending endoscopy equipment for the hands-on portion of this course.

Parking

Transportation to Boston and Parking Information

Logan airport is 5 and 1/4 miles from Boston Medical Center (BMC).

  • The Metropolitan Transit Authority has trains/buses to/from the airport and the city.
  • A taxi will cost approximately $35.00
  • If you are driving to the Boston Medical Center, campus parking is available at garages located at, 710 Albany Street, Boston MA, 02118

Accommodations

Hotel Information

Please book your hotel early as they sometimes do not have available rooms.

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116
Around $269-$450 per night
866-539-5067

The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Around $260-$360 per night
866-528-9298

Hotel 140
140 Clarendon Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116
Around $160-270 per night
866-582-3258‎

Mandarin Oriental Boston
776 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02199
Around $600-800 per night
866-538-0315

The Inn @ Saint Botolph
99 Saint Botolph St.
Boston, MA 02116
$150-$360 per night
617-236-8099

AC Hotel Boston
225 Albany St
Boston MA 022118
$185-$300 a night
617-848-9063